Friday, December 18, 2009

Stryper Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Kevin from McKinney!

More info about this raffle available here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Congratulations to Flossie, Shea and Manoah on the arrival of their new family member this morning...
Jaelon Michael was born today,
Wednesday, December 16th at 12:33am,
7 lbs, 15oz and 19.5 inches long.
Mommy and baby are doing well!
Flossie was our morning office manager, and left us at Thanksgiving because the baby was due soon. And now he's here! We're very excited for the O'Riley family and their new bundle of joy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Helping you with Christmas Shopping...

The Powermobile is going to be out and about this Saturday, December 12th. We'll have Power Gear available to help complete your Christmas shopping and raffle tickets for all those Stryper fans dying to get their hands on our Stryper Prize (15 vinyl albums and a pair of tickets to see Stryper on December 22nd at House of Blues)! Bianca and Donielle will be out in front of Logos Bookstore in Dallas from 10am to 1pm! And Rachel will be at Mardel Christian Store in Lewisville from 4pm to 6pm! Come by to say hello, grab a sticker, some Power Gear or a raffle ticket!

Find out more about the Stryper raffle here. It ends December 18th, so act fast!

Keep up with the Powermobile here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow kicks off one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving so much, not JUST BECAUSE of the food (though that definitely helps), but because it's such a great reminder of the way we should be all the time... thankful for what we have, what we've had, what we will have. We should have grateful spirits no matter the situation, there's always something to praise God for! I know that for a lot of people, this year has been rough, the economy has not been our friend, etc... but in all things give Him praise.

I pray that as you sit and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends tomorrow, you hold on to that spirit of gratefulness... you express your thanks to your family, your friends, your co-workers, those that have given of themselves to make this world what it is, but also to God... for He is the one who has blessed us continually in all things.

I know that there are people who do not have the opportunity to spend this precious holiday with their family or friends. Please know that there are places putting on free Thanksgiving dinners for those in need of food (or just in need of fellowship). We have just a few listed on our Bulletin Board...

THR,NOV 26 11:00 AM "Praise The Lord and Pass the Mashed Potatoes," a free Thanksgiving dinner. First United Methodist Church of Lewisville / 907 W. Main St. / Lewisville $0.00 (972) 436-2533

THR,NOV 26 5:00 PM Free Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert. Legacy Worship Center / 6242 Hulen Bend Blvd. / Fort Worth $0.00 (817) 294-2900

THR,NOV 26 9:00 AM Joe's Pizza in Carrollton is offering a free Thanksgiving meal served to those in need. Joe's Pizza / 1904 E. Beltline / Carrollton $0.00

I pray you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday no matter what you're thankful for this year!

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Share-A-Thon, Phase II Fall 2009

We held our Fall 2009 Share-A-Thon this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thanks to everyone that called in or went online to make a financial donation to help keep us on the air. We did not reach our goal of $300,000 over those three days, so we have kicked off Phase II. The staff is manning the phone, we are still here to take your donations. If you believe in this ministry, please consider giving a financial donation to help keep it going. You can donate online at or give us a call here at the station at 214-770-3182. Also please, please, please pray that more people step up and do their part to keep Power FM on the air!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Almost at Best Buy

The other night I was in the middle of the All Request Show when Joel the Intern mentioned that The Almost updated on their twitter that they were going to be in Dallas for a in-store acoustic performance at Best Buy. I made plans the next day to attend and was one of 60 people to catch the acoustic performance before they played at the House of Blues in Dallas.

The Almost performed songs off of their sophomore album entitled Monster Monster. One of which was the single Hands which we play here on Power FM. I caught some video of it for you to watch and see. The show itself was a very cool opportunity to hang with the band and watch while they perform songs acoustic. From the video you can see that I was very close to the front. You can see more pics here.



Monday, November 2, 2009

The Hope Tour comes through Power FM

Following up on Drue's last blog, this past Friday was CRAZY for me... we had three different bands in the studio within a three-hour span! We go weeks, sometimes months, without getting an artist in the building with us... then BOOM... all at once. All three bands on The Hope Tour stopped by to chat with me during my shift on Friday and it was a blast!
First I spoke with Abandon about their new record, Searchlights, their name (not to be confused with Abandon Kansas) and all kinds of silly stuff. They were so much fun!

Then Fireflight risked their lives to come and hang out with me in the studio. They were actually in a car accident on the way to the studio, and were pretty shaken up. We caught up with them about their soon-to-be-released CD.

And finally, two of the guys from Remedy Drive stopped in and allowed me to geek out all over them. I love those guys and their music, so I might have made a bit of a fool of myself with 'em, but they were sweet anyway. They hung out after the interview and talked for a while about future plans.

I was super exhausted after that full day of interviews, but my goodness was it fun!

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

MuteMath @ Palladium

When I got to the Palladium Ballroom, the opening band, As Tall As Lions, was already on stage and totally jamming out. Only later did I find out there was no singing because the lead vocalist Dan Nigro was sick. So there they were on stage, not saying a word, but keeping the audience engaged with their funky jazz sound. I overheard someone put it very well as saying they were a MuteMath and Miles Davis mash-up. They played til 8:45, and MuteMath took the stage at 9:20 by simply walking on and starting the show.

The first thing to happen, as any MuteMath follower will know, is Darren the drummer stands in the front of the stage and enthusiastically ducktapes his headphones to his head. Why? Because he just plays THAT hard.

They kicked off the night with "The Nerve", one of the songs off their latest album Armistice. And if you've seen the album cover, then you can picture the set piece they had at the back of the stage that resembles half of a Stargate. *A great picture and another concert review can be found at Shady Little Road's website run by our very own Bianca ad Donielle.* The half moon video screen had flashing, color-changing lights, and during each song you would see things projected on the screen such as old movie clips during "You Are Mine", bubbles and blurry street lights ("Clipping"), and overhead video feeds of the drums, keys, and xylophone ("Goodbye"). Not as impressive as the multiple screens which were closer behind them when they played at House of Blues last year, but still a cool added effect that didn't take away from what was going on with the guys on stage. Well, how could it with how utterly fascinating these guys are to watch?

The coolest stunt pulled that night involved Darren drumming on video screen circles held by stagehands. While he hit the screens with his drumsticks, a prerecorded drum track played, and each hit was accompanied by a light flashing on the circle and the flying off screen. Sort of guitar hero-ish. And absolutely mesmerizing.
Other amazing things done by Darren: Singing into a megaphone, hitting the symbol so hard it flies off (twice), pouring a bottle water all over himself and his drum set, standing on his drums, turning the keyboard into a drum set, and best of all, climbing on a piece of his drum set held up by the audience and falling backwards into the crowd letting them crowd surf him back to the stage. This guy leaves you breathless the whole show and most people can't even take their eyes off of him.

But it's not just the drummer that's all over the stage. The bassist frequently switches from electric bass to upright to handheld keyboard, the guitarist goes from electric guitar to effects board (played as an instrument!) to xylophone on a whim, and lead singer Paul Meany plays two keyboards (three if you count the KEYTAR!!) and his other-wordly theremin which he lets the audience play during the encore performance of "Reset".

Meany was humble the entire night, not saying anything more than "thank you" a few times and introducing the band members mid-show minus himself. He also turned the mic to the audience for "Spotlight" and bowed to us during the lyrics "now you're one of us/oh the spotlight is on".

The band is incredible live and I suggest you check out their Myspace pics to see all this stuff I'm not doing justice by trying to put into words.

Any show where at the end the lead singer does hand stands on the keyboards, accidentally flips all the way over and gives the audience an I-meant-to-do-that smile, and the drums are in a wet, broken heap, I believe a good time was had by all. :)


Set list:

The Nerve
No Repsonse
Plan B
Stare at the Sun
Your Are Mine

Break The Same

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Proof is in the Pudding

Hello, Hey, Howz it goin'?!?! Its me, the Druezilla coming to the blog-o-sphere to update you on what REALLY has been going down. So grab a sippy cup like Harvey's got on TMZ, and listen up! Well, we have had some serious artist traffic in the studio as of late. The first guest I would like to talk about is the legendary loud rock/metal band PROJECT 86.

When I was in radio & living in Los Angeles, Ca. circa 2000, I was putting together a show that played only loud hard rock/metal bands. I got a submission from PROJECT 86 for the single 'One-Armed Man' from the Drawing Black Lines album. We loved them, and played the fire outta that song on the show!! In fact I went to go see them on that tour open for Megadeth at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd., it was pretty awesome. Now almost a decade later they have still got the fire and fury they had even back then, and they are currently touring the latest release Picket Fence Cartel, so as they rolled through the Dallas/FTW area, we got to have them on the show live and catch up. Turns out Andrew Schwab lead singer of the band has another book coming out very soon, and be on the look out for some really cool music videos from the songs off the new record to drop very soon.

Next up to bat, is not my L.A. Dodgers, its KJ-52!!!!
KJ was in town to play with a very interesting individual who actually is a Dallas local, give it up for former President of the United States, George W. Bush. I bet its a trip opening for someone like that. But KJ and I got to sit down live on the afternoon drive show and chat it up. On a side note about KJ, when I dedicated my life to Christ in 2002, KJ-52's album Collaborations was one of the first 10 Christian cds I got, so that album means a BUNCH to me. KJ is no slouch, he has been consistently releasing albums and remixes ever since I first heard of him in '02. Last time I saw KJ was at the GMA's in the hallway of the Tooth & Nail interview rooms. I was on tour w/ Manafest, he and KJ recorded a pretty funny 'white rapper' PSA. You can see it on KJ's youtube channel. The new project from Five-Tweezie, is called Five Two Television, a concept album that has an underlying story that runs through the whole record and ends in a cliff hanger like a good episode of Lost or Heroes. We got to play a few songs from the new album and he talked about the mixtape that is included in the packaging of the new cd.
Finally, as you know I can't go 3 minutes without talking about my favorite Canadian, MANAFEST. I'm gonna be bouncing to Northern Cali. in November to rock 2 shows w/ him out there. He is coming around the bend on finishing up his new album and as soon as we can, I will try to get him to world premiere some of it on PowerFM. Of course he will also have to be in DFW area to do something like that and infact he is going to be here soon. Coming up in December, he and I have several shows confirmed and the details will posted on the bulletin board soon. If you have NOT seen me DJ live with MANAFEST, this will be a true Christmas treat, you might get to hear a new song live in the set. So to my PowerCorps members I want to say a big 'ol thank you, and sharathon hasn't even started yet, but you are the backbone of the station and I know that the seeds are being planted from what you have sown.

Keep up the good work even if its hard, and we will keep reaching people for Jesus with the ministry of amazing modern Christian music, so mad respects from: Drue Mitchell.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It really DOES exist!

This past weekend, my family and I met up with some friends at a cabin on Lake Texoma. We just wanted to get out of town, sit around, eat (A LOT) and play games. That's what we did. It was awesome. One of the coolest things, though, had nothing to do with the cabin, the lake or our friends! On our way to the cabin, we passed by the infamous Power FM semi-trailer!

Ok, infamous to us anyway. Did you know about this thing? A while back a rad listener put the giant letters and logo on his truck. And simply by driving around, he promotes the station. Now, just a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone about this very truck and how we hadn't had any recent sightings reported (we would get calls going "Uh... yeah, I was just driving and this bright orange semi went past me... and it said POWER FM ON IT!"). Well, my husband, my son and I were just driving along, on Hwy 82 near Whitesboro, about to head North on Hwy 377... when I spotted it. I think I startled my husband, yelling "THE POWER FM TRUCK IS RIGHT THERE!" Haha. Anyway, I thought it was cool to track it down and to know it's still out there, promoting the station. On the way back home we stopped to snap a picture of it, just to prove that... y'know... it does exist!
Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pop-Up Banner, take two

Ok, so you guys know how excited we were about our new Pop-Up Banner back in July, right? If not, read this blog/watch this video first. Ok, so we were excited about it. Well, after a few times (like, literally two times) after pulling it up and down from it's frame, the graphic began to flake off. After about four times, it stopped standing up straight. Six times... it ripped nearly in half. We were being gentle, we were taking extra special care of it... and it STILL did that. Needless to say, we were a little less excited about it by then. Dawn contacted the guy who got it for us, told him all about what happened after six uses... he said he would look into it with the manufacturer he got it from.

Turns out, the particular pop-up banner we had was really only meant to be used 1-2 times, then thrown away. WHAT?!?! No where did it tell us (or the guy who we ordered it through) anything like that. We weren't happy. The manufacturer ended up apologizing and making us a deal, giving us what was supposed to be the best quality pop-up banner they make for a great price to appease us and make up for their mistake. So, yesterday morning it came in. We were all, once again, super excited to open it up and try it out. Here's video of what happened...

Yes, seriously! It took Chris, Dawn, Jade, Eddie and Flossie to get this thing up... and the poll is too long, it will not latch on no matter what we do. We took the poll from the other ("disposable") banner and it fits fine, but is kind of thin. The new poll is more heavy duty, but too long. This is our luck, people. This is what happens to us. Haha! Anyway, we are working on getting that resolved and/or just sawing the poll off a little to get it to fit. But now we're pretty determined not to get excited over a pop-up banner... it's just not worth it.

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Barlow Girl & Superchick Concert

This past Wednesday the Powermobile headed out to Decatur, TX to catch the Barlow Girls and Superchic(k) in action. After a long drive, an unplanned detour to what I can only describe as the future home of the next Jurassic Park, we made it to Decatur’s First Baptist church. After unloading the powermobile and setting up our merch table, we were ready to rock!

The show was kicked off by a wonderful MC (AKA MYSELF), and introducing two very inspirational bands was such an honor. Superchic(k) then stormed the stage and transformed the teens of Decatur into a group of wild rockers. Superchic(k) put on an energetic and very fashionable show. Superchic(k) showcased some of their hits including Hey Hey, Stand in the Rain and their newest single Cross The Line; however, they did not sing their Barlow Girl song.

After a very special appearance by a graduate of the Mercy Ministries recovery program, it was Barlow Girls turn to take the stage, and rock the faces of Decatur, TX. The band has spent their career challenging young girls to stand for purity, and not be silent about their faith, and we totally thing they ROCK. They started their set with “Come Alive” which is exactly what the crowd did. These three sisters spent the next 45 minutes glorifying the Lord through song and empowering the youth of the church to be loud and proud of their Faith. Oh and if you get the chance to try the new Barlow Girl coffee do, it tastes great and all the proceeds benefit Mercy Ministries.

All in all it was an amazing evening spent in fellowship with other Christians with a pension for rock.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And there was a great flood...

On Friday night, something dreadful and unexpected happened here in the Power FM building. We're not exactly sure how it happened, but the building flooded because of a sewer line issue... there was standing water everywhere (thought thankfully it didn't reach the studio equipment and most of KVTT's area is fine too). Poor Stan, David and Eddie were up here at midnight on Saturday morning, cleaning and drying out the place as best they could. Now it's Tuesday, and the giant industrial-sized blowers and dehumidifiers are STILL blasting through the building. And let me tell you, they are loud! This is the THIRD time this building has been flooded. The first time was the great storm right before the station was to launch in 1999. Then there was another plumbing issue, and now this one. Yikes!

Here is a little walk-through tour with Chris of the disaster area (remember, this was taken on Tuesday, the flood happened Friday night!)...

P.S. Ignore the "Bigfoot" sighting at the end... we're pretending that didn't happen. =)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bianca gets baptized!

Last night my best friend, Donielle, and I were baptized. It was the most unbelievably emotion thing I have ever been through, and I have so little words to express how blessed I really am. When some friends of ours started a bible study last year, I had no idea how we would all soon morph into this oversized family. When this bible study started I had been saved for over three years, but I had still yet to be baptized, I did not even have a home church. However, when the talks of a group baptism started, I knew this is what I had been waiting for. We waited months and months to lay out the perfect date and time because of so many different schedules, but finally last Sunday we learned that the date was set, and my nerves finally set in.

This past week has seemed like the longest week for me. It is now that I can sit back and realize that it was my mind and soul preparing myself for this baptism. When Sunday morning came around I had a sudden urge to clean. I cleaned my room, my house and even busted out an apricot scrub. HA-HA. I was so nervous; I was doing so much to pass the time.

At the church it was almost surreal. I was filled with butterflies. I was so afraid. My sister took me to the side and she prayed for me. Then her, Donielle and I went to a private room and had a group prayer. I prayed for everyone who was getting baptized to let their old self go and embrace their new self. I told God I was giving myself to him and then I managed to let out a very soft I love you because I was overwhelmed with my own tears.

The baptism began with our pastor Eric Patrick talking about our group. Then I was so blessed to have my favorite singer Lacey from Flyleaf with her husband lead us in praise and worship. It was very special for me to have the singer who’s music introduced me to the love of God sing at my baptism. Lacey is so anointed in the spirit of God, and the music really hit me spiritually as well.

Finally I along with my best friend Donielle, our friend Rachel, Becky, Dustin and Eric M. walked up to the tub with our pastor. One by one we were emerged in water as Lacey and Joshua sang my absolute favorite worship song “How He Loves Us”. I watched everyone get dunked, and it was so special to see these people I love get baptized.

After the baptism we ate and had fellowship together. It was amazing, and the time went by so fast that we were all lingering the parking lot not wanting to go home.

I spent so many years not wanting to understand the actual point of a physical baptism. But, today I get it. I feel like a new person. I feel amazing!

More pictures from the baptism, can be found here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fearless = Fear Less


A review of Fearless, written by Max Lucado.

Max Lucado’s new book covers a subject that everyone deals with on a daily basis: Fear. We are all afraid of something… spiders, snakes, heights… but also rejection, taking risks, failure, letting down our guard, losing someone we love, the unknown. Lucado does it again with his new book entitled Fearless from Thomas Nelson. He, as usual, knows how to put things in perspective, in plain English... knows how to help us find what’s been staring us in the face all along. As a Christian, what do we have to fear?

It’s almost trite to say it anymore, but if God is in control, why do we worry at all? We can’t help ourselves, it’s a built-in reaction. The people in the Bible worried. The disciples in that little boat on the raging, stormy sea… they were scared to death even with Jesus right there with them. If they can be afraid with Jesus within 5 feet of them, of course we can be afraid when we don’t feel Jesus is close. But, God is ALWAYS close. And He is never shaken, never surprised, never worried.And in that, we should take comfort.

Lucado covers may areas of fear: not mattering, violence, death, not knowing, doubt and more. These are the very things that we, as humans, struggle with every single day. Lucado acknowledges these fears, but also that it’s unreasonable to live in complete fear when God has given us hope and a promise. Faith is what we should live by… not fear.

I always enjoy reading what Max Lucado has to say, and this book does not change that opinion in the slightest. In this book, he encourages me to take steps to get over my fears and live the life God has in store for me!

This book released today, you can find it here.

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Aloha! First blog back.

Alright, so after 10 days on the beach I am back!! I missed being and hanging out on the show with you so it felt good to be back! We did a ton of stuff while I was gone. Everything from cliff diving to a Luau to hiking through the jungle, and even swimming with sharks. Here is a little video I put together from the trip. Enjoy it! There are a couple more videos on if you want to see them.

Thanks for listening!


Hawaii Swimming With Sharks from Adrian Hummel on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Amazing Sponsors, Thank You!

We were blessed to have some amazing sponsors who helped make our 10th Anniversary Bash even better than we imagined! We'd like to recognize them for their generosity and great ideas!

First of all, we want to thank Roger from Ambassador Cakes & Catering for donating the awesome Power FM cakes we had available at the bash. Everyone was very impressed in the design (plus it tasted yummy too!)

Then, Mark from Kona Guitars who donated the guitar with The Afters logo on it, and was later autographed by the band and raffled off!

And last but not least, Arcanum Apparel for the fun Power FM bears and monkeys, backpacks and more... and of course the iPod touch and Nintendo DS that were also used in the raffle.

Thanks so much for helping make our party even more of a BASH!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Anniversary Bash Pictures!

I told you there would be more! These are from the lovely Eimi... she did a great job of capturing the entire bash for us...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Power FM's 10th Anniversary Bash

Wow, so much to say! Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate our 10th year of broadcasting on Saturday at The Neotropolis in Carrollton. The party was so much fun! We had a great size crowd, awesome bands, wonderful volunteers and great time!

Pictures are trickling in, but we thought we'd go ahead and share some with you now! These were taken by the staff from the station camera or our own personal cameras...

And these were sent to us by Shane Summers Photography, he did an amazing job!

These pictures don't even scratch the surface... more to come, stay tuned!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Scott from Philmont

Scott from the band Philmont called into the ARS show on Friday. They were judging a battle of the bands contest at the Dream World Music Complex in Arlington. I played a clip of the interview during the show but hear the entire interview about 10 mins of it at my own blog.

You can find that here

Thanks to Scott for calling in and thank you so much for listening to the All Request Show weeknights on 89.7 Power FM! It def means more then you know! : )


PS. for some reason this post has all its words underlined no idea why. I guess its being moody.

Monday, August 3, 2009


On this date, August 3rd, in 1999... Power FM signed on the air! That's right, today is our official birthday. Matt Mungle rejoined Chris and Dawn this morning on The Morning Show to reminisce and play back some hilarious blasts from the past. And Jade spent the noon hour flashing back with all songs from the year 1999.

We plan to celebrate with YOU, on Saturday, August 15th at our 10th Anniversary Bash at The Neotropolis in Carrollton. They'll be something for everyone there! We're having a concert by The Afters, Radio Revival and Llymbo, plus our very own DJ Drue Mitchell will be scratchin' and spinnin' as well. Most of the staff will be on hand to hang out and meet you.

We'll also be unveiling our brand new 10th Anniversary Summer-Series T-Shirt that evening, they will be available on location as well! We're really excited about this one, and think you're gonna love it as well!

Tickets are $10... and you can come by and get them at the station, call in and have them mailed to you (we add $1 per order for shipping) or find the Powermobile out and about and pick up tickets that way. They'll also be available at the door on the day of the show.

We want to see everyone out there! More info, click here.

Tim Hawkins make us laugh!

Dawn, Flossie and I (Jade), plus our families got to enjoy the comedy of Tim Hawkins on Saturday at Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound. We are big fans. Every time he puts something new out on youtube or whatever, we all gather around the computer and watch it, then watch it over and over until everyone in the office has seen it. It's really quite ridiculous... but he's just SO funny. So, we were really excited when he was coming to town and we got to give away tickets on the air... and got some for ourselves so we could go too!

I didn't manage to get many good pictures. I couldn't hold my camera still from laughing so hard!

Dawn, Flossie & Jade

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What? Why? Hmm...

You never know what crazy things are going on around here. We like to leave you guessing too...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Catchin' Up With Drue

So, I just finished the, 'Adventures of Mana & Mitchell' tour of East Texas/Louisiana. It was a killer run of shows dj'ing for my main emcee Mr. Manafest. I tried to Twitter the tour follow me at: We saw TONS of kids come to know Christ each night and made some killer new friends. We didn't get to see any alligators, but I heard they like to eat Canadians(*Mana is from Toronto), but we did get in some skating, saw Transformers II and I found a interesting little record store called 'Twin City Records' in Monroe, LA. This tour Mana was writing a bunch for his NEW cd's (*that is right, plural meaning more than one), which will be out Spring 2010. Keep up with him on his facebook/myspace/website, and make sure you sign up for his email list, the other day he gave away a free exclusive song, just to the subscribers.

Spin180, not just a syndicated radioshow, not just a weekly live music night, not just a myspace to hear the latest interviews. But coming super duper soon, a podcast as well! We are also going to be selling physical cd's @ the Spin Lounge on Tuesdays. SO if you are missing the show on Sunday night, you can now come to the Spin Lounge on a Tuesday night and purchase the latest show!!! The Spin Lounge is every Tuesday night in Irving, Tx. @ 2901 W. Irving Blvd. Irving, Tx. 75062. Want to have the Spin Lounge come and feature some bands in your area on the broadcast, contact me (* and we can work it out.

The 2009 Warped Tour is coming to my town this week. I am bummed that I had to miss Cornerstone this year, but it was for a good cause (*touring w/ a Tooth & Nail recording artist). Some reason the Warped Tour is always in town when I am at Cornerstone, I have to say I am super stoked and looking forward to seeing: Underoath, Thrice, The Devil Wears Prada and Ivoryline. I wish there were MORE Christian acts on the freakin' Warped Tour. Back in March I broke down and subscribed to AP Magazine, and I have been reading and following the wind up to Warp. I'm always shocked each month of the amount of coverage and advertisements from Christian bands in that secular magazine. Well, I have a boat load of PowerFM & Manafest stickers I am gonna be passing out while I am at the Warped Tour, want one come find me.
Plus I hope to snag some interviews while I am there. Help represent Christian music in the secular realms, get involved, email feedback, flyer for the shows, & support local music retailers!

Keep it LOUD for the LORD in all that you DO!

mad respects,

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Big Cat Care.Org

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to go hang with a friend at Big Cat Care in Bridgeport Texas.

This is a non profit facility that houses Tigers, Lions, and any other cat that is considered endangered or exotic. I was blown away by how amazing this facility is! Not only did these cats receive top notch care but this facility is literally in our backyard. What a cool volunteer opportunity for someone who had a passion and heart to help endangered animals. The facility gives tours on the weekend and you can find more information at

I took the pictures below of all the animals from the facility. They had about 24 different types of cats at the facility. If you have time take a Saturday afternoon set up a tour and go check and see the positive things these people are doing!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Collin Classic Ride '09

Saturday June 13 a few of us in the Power FM cycling group participated in the Collin Classic bicycle ride in McKinney and even fewer of us volunteered at break point #6, the Power FM rest stop. We were able to have the Power-mobile parked at our break point with speakers blaring the wonderful sounds of the station. It was a great way to advertise the station to a segment of people who want some music with a lot of energy. So a big thanks to Wes from our promotions department and the five individuals who sacrificed sleeping in on a Saturday morning to work the station rest stop and serve the riders. Those of us riding experienced more inquiries and shout outs because of our jerseys than ever. It makes sense, after all statistics show that our listenership has grown to over a hundred thousand. So thanks to efforts like the billboards, bumper stickers, power gear, and you verbally spreading the word of the station all equal to more listeners and more hearts touched for the Kingdom.

Keep rockin and more power to ya!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Seeing RED Contest

We held a Seeing RED contest where we asked people to send in a picture of themselves incorporating the color red. We got some really great entries, but the winner was Heather from Frisco. You can see her entry and many more here. She won lunch with the band and tickets to their show this evening!

The guys from RED came by the studio before the lunch and hung out with me for a few minutes. We got to chat with them on the air and catch up a little. Then they headed out to Dave & Busters to eat and play games with Heather and Power Corps Members, Mike and Beth.

Sounds like they all had a really great time this afternoon! RED and Since October will be performing tonite at The Prophet Bar in Dallas.

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gathering Stones Harvest Crusade

The Powermobile was out at the Gathering Stones Harvest Crusade in Dallas last Friday evening. Bianca and Donielle shot some really great photos of the event. Those two girls make up a photography team called Shady Little Road... and they're really good! Check out the photos:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Totally geeked out!

Drue and I were talking the other day about what makes us "geek out." Working in this business, we meet a lot of people - listeners, other radio peeps, bands, musicians, celebrities - and sometimes it can become somewhat... routine (as terrible as that sounds). But then, there are those times when we run across someone we have always loved/looked up to, or we find ourselves in funny situations that lead us to (as we call it) "geek out." Ok, it happens more often that we'd like to admit, but we discussed some of our favorite "geek out" moments, and asked the rest of the staff to chime in as well. Here are some of the responses to the question, "Who DID you geek out over or who WOULD you geek out over given the opportunity?" ...

Dawn said: I’ve actually shared this with some already, in connection with the movie, The Imposter... I find it funny that Chris and I have interviewed some really awesome people in the Christian Rock industry; from Brian “Head” Welch and Toby Mac to Michael Sweet and Oz Fox. And I was thrilled to meet authors Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, whose books I devour. But the person that really made me “geek out” was Kerry Livgren, formerly of Kansas. “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry On Wayward Son” still take me back to bittersweet memories of riding down the road in my parents lemon-yellow Dodge Dart with the windows down… I got the chance to meet Kerry when he played the part of “Prof” in The Imposter. The director introduced us and I just stood there, grinning like a cat saying something brilliant like, “ Wow….wow; wow” Not one of my finer moments.

Adrian said: I geek out every time I walk into the studio and Drue Mitchell is on the time I went to talk to him and nothing came out I just ended up drooling all over myself...hehe. umm, I am a big fan of the band MuteMath. I have seen them five times in concert and I still get all excited about seeing them perform. One time I drove to Austin with Email to go watch them perform at Stubb's. For the record, I am not fond of approaching bands after shows because I always feel like its forced conversation that 10 million other people have told them. To me that is weird and uncomfortable, I would much rather have an interview set up. So, despite that I decided because it was MuteMath I would force through the awkward conversation and go up after the show to ask for an autograph. After the show was over with I went up to the band, however I couldn't think of anything to say. It was pretty pathetic, I was thinking to myself I shouldn't be like this because I am in radio and radio people are not supposed to be nervous around bands. However that was not the case, all I did was stand there with a cd in one hand and a sharpie in the other. I ended up getting the autograph but there was definitely a long awkward pause's of silence.

David said: I geeked out when I met Jessy from Falling Up when we went to Nashville… it was pretty funny.

Wes said: I did when I met Demon Hunter. I met them last year at thier concert. I was very nervous and studdered a whole lot and when I took pics with them my face flushed cause I was so excited. Also, when I had met Marion Barber. I was at the gym getting water and he was standing there. So I said look that's Marion barber and he walked over to me and stuck out his hand to introduce himself. Instead saying hello the first words out of my mouth were "I Love You. " He laughed and I tried to explain how I meant it but he said " it's cool, I love it when fans tell me that." I kind of embarassed myslrf but hey I love the cowboys and I am willing to say that I'd probably tell every single person on the team the exact same thing.

Amanda said: Well...I've geeked out over Mac Powell to other people, but haven't had the chance to geek out to Mac Powell :) I've geeked out to the lead singer of Augustana (one of my favorite bands), Dan Layus, but I don't think very many people know who he is. It was a beautiful moment actually :)

I also asked some of our Twitter Friends to tell us who makes (or WOULD make) them "geek out." Here are a few of those comments...

- Sarah said: brad paisley
- Damaris said: Selena. But she is dead.
- Tammy Trent said: amy grant....still do! I'm a geek AND a nerd!! LOL
- Corinne said: When I met Jon Foreman last year he said "Thank you for coming" At a loss for words, I said "Thank you for being so awesome." Duh!
- Greg said: I would geek out if I got a guitar lesson with Brian Stezer; or if I was able to do a song with David Crowder.
- Aaron said: just had haste the day respond to a tweet.. that kinda made me geek out..
- Taco Boy said: LOL well ilia and I will really geek out if I her meet demon hunter and haste the day!
- Erick Newbil from FAIR said: star struck? when I met all the guys from Blur. Amazing.

I hope you enjoyed those stories as much as I did!
Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Introducing: Flossie!

If you call the main office anytime between 9am and 1pm, you might talk to our new receptionist, Flossie. Yes, that is her real name.

She recently had the opportunity to be in a new NeedHim spot that will be airing on TV all over the place soon. It debuted yesterday evening. Check it out...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Head Concert Recap

On May 19th I was able to attend a concert that I have been waiting for about 4 or 5 years to see. I have blogged about this artist a couple of times, and he has done a couple of interviews on Power Fm in the last couple of years. His name is Brian Head Welch, or Head as he goes by. He performed for the first time in Dallas since leaving the band Korn a few years ago when he became a Christian. I have talked in previous blogs that I was really into Korn when I was in highschool an then after I graduated as well. I became a christian in 2001 and shortly after that, before I found Power FM, I stopped listening to secular music because I was being influenced to much by the lyrics and message of that music, which means I stopped listening to Korn as well. Then I heard that Head had become a Christian and I was so stoked and from that day patientally waited for his music and a concert. I mean a guy that was in one of the biggest bands of the 90s, the time I was growing up, now was in love with Jesus and it would not be bad for me to like his music.

Finally last year his CD, Save me from myself, dropped and I was given the oppurtunity to meet him and talk to him. That made me even more eager for what took place at the Door.
He started out the show with Adonai, a song we play at night. As the show progresses he talked about his conversion and how he wanted to share Christ with others. The longer he played the more I started feeling the spirit going through the place.

He played the song, Save me from myself and after he was done, he asked anyone who needed a change who beeded escape from something to raise thier hands. Then he started praying, not just a regular prayer, a powerful one full of the Spirit, he said repeat after me. "Jesus Christ, I need change I need you in my life. Please come!" He was basically yelling this powerful prayer and asked people that needed change to repeat it. As this took place I almost started crying, especially as the audience was repeating the prayer. I was blown away.

His show was a metal praise service. I haven't felt the spirit that heavily at a metal show ever.
I suggest anyone who loves metal to get his CD and also read his book, both of which are named Save me from myself. Heck anyone who does really like metal should as well. Listen with spiritual ears and you will hear God.

That show was the best show I have seen in a year. I will definately be at the next show he plays in Dallas and I suggest anyone who wasn't there to check him out. You won't be disappointed if you open yourself to be spoken to by the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for reading.

Wes's previous Head blogs: here and here

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spring Share-A-Thon 2009

Tomorrow kicks off our Spring Share-A-Thon for 2009. Please be praying about what you can do to help keep Power FM on the air. We are a non-commercial, listener-supported station and other than a few business sponsors we have, our financial means come from YOU, the listener. So, if you haven't already, please consider enlisting in the Power Corps.

The Power Corps is a group of donors who commit to giving $20/month or a one-time gift of $240 or more. These people make up the back-bone of what it takes to financially run this station. As a Power Corps member, you know that you are helping make Power FM possible... you also get your own special section of our website with insider info, special giveaways and various other fun things. You will receive a coupon in the mail for a Power Corps shirt as well!

If you cannot commit to that amount of money, please consider giving anything you can... we need every little bit we can get to keep Power FM going as The Christian Rock Station. So please, be praying about what you can do. If you already give, thank you so much! Please contact people around you and encourage them to give. Utilize your blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, text messages, emails, and word of mouth to spread the word that Power FM needs your financial assistance.

We know that this is a trying time, especially with the down economy right now, but God blesses those that give with a cheerful heart. Power FM is not just a business, not just a radio station... it's a ministry, spreading the word of Jesus through Christian rock music and messages. Our mission is to Glorify Jesus in whatever we do... and we need your help to keep doing that.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

1/2 Boy, 1/2 Man

Today is National Day of Prayer!

Eddie received this email forward and thought it fitting for today's blog...

1/2 Boy, 1/2 Man

The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's, but he has never collected unemployment either.

He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional. He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march. He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low. He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.

He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed. He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away ' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful. Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great- grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding. Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood. And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so. As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot.. . . A short lull, a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.

Prayer Wheel
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GMA Blah Blog

April 17th thru the 24th was my turn to go to Nashville, Tennessee for GMA (Gospel Music Association). It was a blast. I attended a lot of classes intended to help be a better manager of the station, so I hope I learned something. But it was the music entertainment that was so much fun. Every lunch had a showcase of entertainment and every evening you could find something to do. So here is a list of my top 10 highlights:

10) Running into the guys from Manic Drive.
9) Talking to Mac Powell from Third Day.
8) While checking my email at the internet café, I ended up being next to worship leader Billy Buchanan of Fusebox. It was good to catch up with Billy.
7) Meeting Justin Unger who was in the band Across The Sky. Justin is a worship leader now. I told him how much I liked the song “Give It All Away” and how it fit our share-a-thon message well.
6) Going to see local girl Eimi Hall perform in Downtown Nashville. Then hanging out with and going to Burger King with local girl Eimi Hall and Daniel Rosas who played guitar in GS Megaphone.
5) Talking with Sanctus Real at the DJ/Artist reception
4) Talking with Barlow Girl at the DJ/Artist reception, seeing Barlow Girl host a lunch, and then seeing them perform in a private setting (they probably thought I was stalking them but the truth was there was free Chick-fil-a at the private setting).
3) Hearing new band Press Play at lunch.
2) Seeing old time rocker David Huff from David And The Giants and finding out his son plays guitar in Press Play.
1) Going with Daniel Rosas to the Stryper listening party. Michael Sweet played a few of the tracts from the bands new project. IT IS GOING TO ROCK!

Me & Michael Sweet!


Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

The Noticer
by Andy Andrews

This is a heart-warming little story of a man named Jones. Not Mr. Jones, mind you..."just Jones." He was always old as far as anyone could remember, always carried a mysterious brief case and ALWAYS showed up exactly when someone needed him. Andrews tells of the first time meeting Jones. He was a young man, homeless and alone, living under a pier and what he needed, as pointed out by Jones, was just a little perspective to get his life on track. Andrews goes on to tell interesting tales of Jones' influence all throughout the small community where everyone, at some point, had an interaction with Jones that made a difference... saved a business, saved a marriage, saved a life. All because Jones had a way of helping with perspective, a way of making people realize it wasn't as bad as it looked, that they were still needed, that the little things do matter. The stories in this book are much like yours or mine, the people could be a friend or a neighborhood, the situations are all too familiar... but thanks to good 'ole Jones... if we just adjust our perspective a little, we get a taste of what's really important.

This book is short, very easy to read and sweet. Would make a great gift for a graduation senior (hey, who doesn't need perspective when you're about to face the "real world"), a mom or dad or someone facing an uncertain future.

The Noticer Project, inspired by this book, is a neat little idea to acknowledge the 5 most influential people in your life NOW (not when it's too late). You can learn more about that world-wide movement here.

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Unlikely Disciple Book Review

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester At America's Holiest University
by Kevin Roose

As soon as I heard about this book, I was excited to read it. A "secular" Brown University student wants to spend a semester "undercover" at a strictly conservative, Christian college? Just as I said when I reviewed Rapture Ready!, I enjoy hearing what "outsiders" think of the Christian bubble... especially (specifically) if they are willing to approach it with an open mind. And Kevin Roose does a fantastic job of approaching this subject with an open mind. Sure, he has his biases and his preconceived notions going in... but that was the whole purpose of this project... to get a firsthand look at things inside Liberty University and see if the Bible Boot Camp stereotype is fitting or not.

He's a brave man. Not many would go the lengths he went to, to actually enroll and spend a semester at Jerry Falwell's school and church, taking Bible classes, joining the Thomas Road Church Choir, having a face-to-face interview with the "Big Man on campus" himself... but Roose does, and does so successfully on all accounts. He makes friends, he learns the Bible and actually passes his classes with good grades, he scores a print interview with Falwell that goes on to be part of a special edition of the school's newspaper that is handed out at Falwell's funeral! He learns how to pray, though he still isn't sure if anyone is listening or if it makes a difference.

Roose uncovers the good and the bad of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell and Christian evangelicals in this book. He mulls over the differences between Christian students and secular students, discovers that the differences aren't always as vast as you'd think (which is good and bad), and finds himself actually, surprisingly enjoying his time at Bible Boot Camp. Roose even spends his Spring Break doing The Way of The Master style witnessing to other Spring Breakers at Daytona Beach... and survives to tell about it!

This is a fun, humorous read... Roose tells it like he sees it... and it's highly entertaining to see it through his eyes. He also points out things that I think a lot of Conservative/Evangelical/Bible-Thumpin' Christians oughta take a look at and take note of. I hope that the "opposite" side reads this book as well, though, and discovers what Roose learns during his experience, that we're not all "like that." Just as they're not all "like that" either.

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

All Request Show VIDEO!

Kayla and I are pretty competitive when it comes to games. Lately we have been playing Wii tennis together and here is a video of our recent competition. 

Enjoy! Also remember the ARS has a chat room located on 
Here is the link

I have it up every weeknight during the show. You can hangout with other listeners, and you can also watch a live stream I have setup with a webcam inside the studio.

Stay tuned for more random fun videos and I will see you in the chat and on the phone during the ARS!

Stay Blessed!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Mysterious Fruit Smell... ???

One day our receptionist, Tiffany, turned to me and asked if I smelled Fruit Roll-Up. What, huh? No. Then a few minutes later, yes... actually, I do smell Fruit Roll-Up. Apparently for a few weeks she had noticed that the studio smelled like Fruit Roll-Up and every once in a while it would waft into the lobby area where our desks were. I went in to ask Drue if he was eating a Fruit Roll-Up or ... wearing fruity-smelling cologne (which, I don't think he appreciated, haha!)? He wasn't. I didn't really give it much thought after that. But a few days later it happened again... that fruity smell! And again, and again, and now I notice it nearly every day. It only happens in the afternoon (doesn't smell that way when I get here in the morning, or all during my shift - starts up around 4pm), smells strongest in the studio and I can't, for the life of me, pin down where it's coming from. Believe me, we've put our sniffers to work, trying to pinpoint the fruity origin.

So, today I'm sitting here, filling in for Drue and all of a sudden.... FRUITY SMELL! Out of no where. It's a mystery! I mean, at least it's a pleasant smell, not a mysterious offensive smell, right? Anyway, yes... this IS random, but I'm on a mission to find out what that Fruit Roll-Up smell is all about!

Keep rockin' for Christ!
Jade =)
Ok, we have figured it out! Ok... actually, I have to give Chief Engineer credit for being as smart as he says he is... HE figured it out for me, when I explained the mysterious scent to him. The smell is Christina! Haha. Christina is an employee of the radio station down the hall, and she comes in during the afternoons. The air conditioner for the two main studios in this building are linked (to each other only), so that's why her Strawberry Patch Body Spray gets sucked up from her studio and sent to us down here in this studio at the other end of the building! Wow, mystery solved! I feel better knowing what's going on now! Haha.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Instant Feedback from Twitter

Every once in a while, I like to throw out a question to the Twitter-verse, 'cause it provides some instant feedback. I realized that while I enjoy seeing the answers that come rolling in, maybe you guys would like to see it too!

Today's questions was "Quick! I need to know what your favorite Power FM song is right now! Go!"

And here are some of the responses...

  • circleslide "gravity"

  • come on no contest, Death of Me by RED the best song on the radio right now

  • I love "Cross My Heart" by Nevertheless.

  • To Know That You're Alive by Kutless

  • there are so many to choose from! one of em is Abandon's "Providence" ....another "High of 75" by Relient K...the list goes on.

  • To the Service by I Am Terrified! I love hardcore God lyrics!

  • i'm thinkin serial sleepers by house of heroes

  • My Favorite song right now on Power FM is Let's Dance by Hawk Nelson
  • hmmm last night by ilia. Carry me down by demon hunter and mighty to save by don't wake aislin
  • "I'll Take On More Than One" by Don't Wake Aislin!! WOO HOO!! my fave, thanks for asking. ;)
  • 3-2-1 (Disciple)
  • I'm a big fan of "Hearts and Minds" by Ivoryline. Those guys are great!
  • "In the Valley of the Dying Sun" by House of Heroes.
  • Never going back to ok, or return. How's that?
  • want ad or wrecking hotel rooms by mxpx (note: haha, we don't play either of those, but thanks anyway!)

If you're on Twitter, make sure to follow us here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We As Human

We As Human stopped by to chat with Drue last week.

You can hear the intervew here.